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Winning In The Game Of Life


The programme includes a year of pre-planned lessons that are taught as part of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) and the Religious Education (RE) aspects of the school curriculum.

The materials provided include a teacher’s workbook containing an outline of the lessons along with a series of videos to support each of the lessons. The pupils are also provided with a workbook for their classwork and homework, along with a reflective journal for their own private thoughts surrounding the class teachings and activities. There is also a booklet for parents and carers to engage their support for the programme.

The UK Programme has been adapted with input from educational specialists Prospects and Prospects Improve.

Prospects provides a wide range of education, employment and training services in the UK and internationally. Its subsidiary, Prospects Improve, is renowned as one of the UK’s leading school and academy improvement service providers. Its dedication to improvement and industry expertise is widely recognised within the Education sector, earning them a number of awards for their work in Specialist Education.

Materials in the programme include:

Teacher’s Handbook
Student’s Workbook
Reflective Journal
Parent’s Workbook

During the course of the Programme a number of key ideas and values are explored – these include:


  • Rules are a necessary part of the game of life
  • We all have an inner goodness
  • What we really want is good feelings
  • What stops us from being happy?
  • There are challenges and opportunities
  • We must care for others 
and ourselves
  • The four-step plan of stop, chill out, ask and share
  • The importance and ways of sharing
  • We are all connected


• Love                                 • Respect
• Friendship                      • Compassion
• Forgiveness                    • Wisdom
• Peace                               • Honesty

How does the Winning in the Game of Life™ programme fit into the UK Curriculum?

In 2012, the UK Government introduced revised guidelines for spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development as part of the Primary school curriculum.

The purpose is to ensure that every state-funded school offers a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based [1] and which: – Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and – Prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. [2]

It is now a requirement that ‘All schools should make provision for personal, social, health education (PSHE), drawing on good practice.’ [3]

The Winning in the Game of Life Programme™ has been specifically adapted to offer a structured programme based on best practice which can be easily implemented by Primary School Teachers and offers an engaging and effective educational resource.

[1] See Section 78 of the 2002 Education Act: which applies to all maintained schools. Academies are also required to offer a broad and balanced curriculum in accordance with Section 1 of the 2010 Academies Act

[2] Download National Curriculum Consultation Framework Document here.  

[3] Department of Education Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development website.


Written Material

Winning in the Game of Life provides a number of physical materials for use during the programme’s lessons. To find out more and view samples of the materials please use the link below.

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Video Material

Throughout the programme, each lesson is accompanied by short engaging video clips to help teachers and pupils alike better understand how to Win in the Game of Life.

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